According to the National Weather Service, an earthquake strongenough to feel in Anchorage, Alaska's largest city, and surroundingareas of upper Cook Inlet occurred at 7:03 a.m. Wednesday. According to a preliminary report from the NWS tsunami warning system , the quake's epicenter was 10 miles southwest of Anchorage'scenter, at a depth of 35 miles, and the magnitude measured 4.8 onthe Richter scale. Initial reports may be revised as more databecomes available. The agency says that no tsunami will result from the quake. |
The Alaska Earthquake Information Center at University of Alaska Fairbanks lists the magnitude at 4.61 and epicenter 8 miles south of Anchorage at a depth of 37miles. Here's what Alaska Dispatch readers had to say about the quake onFacebook : -- Felt a quick jolt in Sterling... nothing major. -- Strong wake up call in Wasilla -- Got rattled by King's Lake -- I'm here in Anchorage....Muldoon/ Tudor area...rattled my house..definitely way more thanothers....scared the crap outta me.... -- Woke us all up on JBER! No damage, though.
-- Wow Anchorage, Talkeetna to Sutton. No damage in Sutton at thispoint. -- At first I thought the cat jumped on the large bookcase right by mydesk, then I thought a car hit the building. And then it was over. -- Rockin' & rolling in my Trailer in Spenard!!!! -- Heard of things falling off a mantle..
-- Very strong shaking up here in Bear Valley. Felt like it lasted 5secs or longer. Agree, this one felt stronger than usual. -- We heard it before it hit! Pictures fell and hopefully that it theextent of the damage.
-- Heard a roar coming and then the biggest jolt I have ever feltmyself. For just a 4.7 I KNOW it must have been centered morecloser to us then the normal. We live in Chugach Foothills area. Read more comments from Dispatch readers on Facebook Meantime, another quake of unknown, but relatively smallermagnitude was recorded at 7:22 a.m.
in the western Prince WilliamSound area.
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